The Government announced on 17th December 2021 that the planned implementation date for LPS in (April 2022) “cannot be met”. Read the letter from the Department of Health & Social Care here. so, there is currently no new implementation date – that will form part of the consultation process and this is due to take place in early 2022.
You can get information on our Mental Capacity & DOLS training here.
“The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019 has now received Royal Assent and become law. The legislation provides for the repeal of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) contained in the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA), and their replacement with a new scheme called the Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS)… The government has confirmed that for up to a year the DoLS system will run alongside the LPS to enable those subject to DoLS to be transferred to LPS in a managed way.